To understand about the electricity bill you need follow some guidelines. This electricity bill is made of certain parts. The guidelines are:
- It consists of current supplier name on the top and also their contact details.
- The account number will be associated with them. This differs for both electricity and electricity accounts.
BREAKDOWN OF THE ELECTRICITY BILL:
- First is the electricity meter readings and it is very important to keep the meter readings up to date in order to avoid the under billing or over billing for your electricity supply.
- The electricity meter works on the regular basis and this will not happen always. You need to take the gas meter readings for every three months. Then you should inform the supplier either through phone call or sending the entire meter reading through online managed account.
- The amount a consumer needs to pay depends on the difference between the current and previous meter readings. It is obtained by multiplying the unit rate excluding VAT.
- For example, consider the current reading as 8761 and the previous reading as 8425. After calculating the difference it shows as 3825 kilo watt hours or also termed as units. Now, you need to multiply this 3825 with your unit rate and this result should be paid for your electricity usage.
- If there is charge for the gas bill then it will shown separately in the electricity bill. Some of the electricity supplier will have the standing charges and some won’t charge for this.
- VAT is added to the electricity bill as 5% for the domestic customers.
- The final part of the bill shows the total amount you need to pay in the TNEB office.
The key number for the bill will be m number and this number is used to switch between the electricity suppliers in future.